The Huskies were limited to 37.3 percent shooting (22 of 59) while the Wolf Pack made 45.3 percent of their attempts (24 of 53). Nevada outrebounded Washington 44-25.
Washington led 42-32 at halftime, then the Jackrabbits closed to within four points with eight minutes to go. Brown scored the next seven Washington points and the Huskies led 72-64. The lead reached 10 when Jamal Bey hit a 3-pointer with 3:29 left. Brown hit two free throws for an 82-70 lead and the Huskies led by double-digits the rest of the way.
Terrell Brown Jr. had 19 points and nine assists, Daejon Davis scored 15 points and PJ Fuller came off the bench to chip in 11 points, showing that Washington can be dangerous leaning on a trio of players standing 6-foot-4 or shorter.
Matthews scored 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting and nearly missed a double-double, pulling down nine rebounds. It was the third 20-point effort in 94 collegiate appearances – 92 of which came at West Virginia – and his first since Mar. 25, 2019 vs. Coastal Carolina.
Washington held a 29-17 halftime advantage and turned up its defensive pressure to create multiple turnovers and easy bucket to run away from the visiting Wildcats.